“Are you still watching this?”, asks my husband as he is slowly taking the remote in his hand, wanting to flip the channel to something else from “The Food Network“.
Seriously, I watch too much of that channel! I can watch it 24/7 and not get bored. I mean there are some shows that I don’t really care for and then some that are an absolute favorite like Everyday Italian, Barefoot Contessa, Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, Rachel Ray, Tyler Florence and many more……For me it’s the idea of the show, the creativity of these chef stars, the presentation of their signature recipes and most importantly food cravings that are satisfied just by watching all that yummy food on TV…..thank god, it’s not in front of me, I would definitely be 500 pounds by now!!
I wanna be a chef of my own restaurant someday, apart from my other usual fulltime jobs of being a wife, a mommy & the HR lady. I love cooking…..it’s one of my hobbies, my favorite past time. Even as a little girl, I remember, I would love to be in the kitchen with my mom, help her with the cooking, learn the tricks of the trade from her, set the table and lastly enjoy the delicious meal she put together.
Inspired by my mom, all the wonderful food network shows and the various food blogs out there, here’s my 2 cents. Through this website, I want to share with you the recipes of my Signature Concoctions. It’s an idea of an online medium where I present all of my creations. I am taking a different approach, combining the two media, television shows & blogs. So, when you are reading through my posts, it will be like watching an episode of a Foodnetwork show! In all my posts, I showcase an individual dish or a collection of recipes, that give you an idea for a lunch/dinner/party menu or are based on a season, a theme or an ingredient. I have crafted each and every recipe that I present here and have taken all the photographs, as a proof of authenticity.
Naturally, being a desi i.e from India, most of my recipes are desi in nature, but I love various other cuisines too, Italian and Thai being the most favorite and others like Japanese, Mexican, Ethiopian and so on. Some of my recipes are handed down from my mom or my grandma and some that I have created on my own. Anytime I fall in love with something at a restaurant or a party somewhere, I try to guess the ingredients, the recipe and devise my own way to make it at home. Most of the time, it turns out to be pretty good, but there have been disasters too!
I want to thank you for visiting my website. Please let me know how you made out, if you gave any of my recipes a shot. I also a consider this as a great opportunity for me to interact with people all over who share similar ideas and passions. I would love to hear about your signature concoctions.